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by alynnidalar
30 Sep 2020 16:38
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: If you were to write one novel...
Replies: 19
Views: 756

Re: If you were to write one novel...

An interesting idea! I quite like the idea of generations of caretakers on a colony ship; by the end they would have quite a different perspective and norms than the passengers, which could lead to some very interesting stuff. Two questions come to mind for me (if you don't mind; I'm intrigued by th...
by alynnidalar
08 Sep 2020 20:40
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: If you were to write one novel...
Replies: 19
Views: 756

Re: If you were to write one novel...

I've written a fair bit, actually! The dalar world (where my languages Tirina and Azen are spoken) is urban fantasy; the dalar live alongside modern humans (albeit with most humans being largely unaware of their presence--it's not a total masquerade, but your average human would likely dismiss stori...
by alynnidalar
15 Aug 2020 03:01
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Weird Dream Thread
Replies: 259
Views: 67609

Re: Weird Dream Thread

I had a dream last night about the next US presidential election, in which I had a heated discussion with a coworker over the merits of Kamala Harris--I supported her strongly, he did not. This was unexpected because I have no particular feelings about Kamala Harris, know very little about her posi...
by alynnidalar
22 Jul 2020 18:10
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: CBB Conlang Relay XII - FINISHED!!
Replies: 238
Views: 9185

Re: CBB Conlang Relay XII - IT BEGINS (signups remain open)

All right folks, I'm sorry but I think I'm going to have to drop out. Stuff just keeps coming up and I keep pushing back finishing the translation, so I think it's time to just pass it to the next person!

I can forward along the details to Parlox, or Jackk/Iyionaku can do it?
by alynnidalar
19 Jul 2020 01:35
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: CBB Conlang Relay XII - FINISHED!!
Replies: 238
Views: 9185

Re: CBB Conlang Relay XII - IT BEGINS (signups remain open)

Oof, I'm also going to need an extension. Just haven't had the focus time to buckle down and get it done.
by alynnidalar
09 Jul 2020 21:32
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: CBB Conlang Relay XII - FINISHED!!
Replies: 238
Views: 9185

Re: CBB Conlang Relay XII - SIGNUPS OPEN - STARTING Saturday 11th July

re: relay grammars: I think it's also okay to underspecify things where you're confident context will be sufficient for the recipient. They're "just" translating, so they don't necessarily need to know all the underlying rules. I definitely cut things down to the bare minimum and gloss over fine dis...
by alynnidalar
08 Jul 2020 16:08
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: CBB Conlang Relay XII - FINISHED!!
Replies: 238
Views: 9185

Re: CBB Conlang Relay XII - SIGNUPS OPEN

I'm in. I'll probably use Tirina. (every relay I'm like, I'll use Azen this time, no really! and then I never get around to it, so let's just admit it'll be Tirina up front)
by alynnidalar
13 May 2020 15:45
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: Romance tidbits
Replies: 37
Views: 1722

Re: Romance tidbits

Salmoneus wrote: 13 May 2020 02:25November being dedicated to slaughter, probably sacrificial, seems the big universal in the Germanic world.
I'm curious--why the conclusion that it's about sacrifice, as opposed to November being when you slaughter livestock in preparation for winter?
by alynnidalar
08 May 2020 05:22
Forum: Beginners' Corner
Topic: How to make an exolang without being kitchen sinky
Replies: 17
Views: 1098

Re: How to make an exolang without being kitchen sinky

Agreed. There's no reason a physically similar vocal tract would imply a species thinks similarly to humans.
by alynnidalar
02 May 2020 20:05
Forum: Language Learning & Non-English
Topic: Last word you learned in a foreign language
Replies: 69
Views: 30630

Re: Last word you learned in a foreign language

It's the only term I'm familiar with in Michigan, USA, but I can't speak for other regions. Thesaurus.com suggests "belly buster", "belly flopper", "belly whop", and "belly whopper", but I've never heard any of these and am having a hard time finding any actual usages online--every link seems to jus...
by alynnidalar
01 May 2020 01:29
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: How NOT to Conworld.
Replies: 256
Views: 43573

Re: How NOT to Conworld.

Khemehekis wrote: 29 Apr 2020 08:27 That poster, who made their first post accusing k1234567890y of being "a racist" merely because there were no East-Asian-looking people in her conworld, also sock-puppeted with Pork.
Pork was a sock of k#y, not почка.
by alynnidalar
29 Mar 2020 18:59
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: Surprising cognates
Replies: 122
Views: 51957

Re: Surprising cognates

Isn't tambourine from French tambour, ultimately from Arabic?
by alynnidalar
21 Feb 2020 21:38
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Conlang YouTube, Metal Music, Emotions, Etc. [Split]
Replies: 62
Views: 3660

Re: (EE) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here

You say that like it's meant to come as a surprise to me. No, of course I have no knowledge of metal and it's subgenres - nobody's ever given me a reason to look into the topic. I'm not sure it's something one can really get into as an adult, anyway, lacking any of the cultural connotations and sym...
by alynnidalar
21 Feb 2020 16:29
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Conlang YouTube, Metal Music, Emotions, Etc. [Split]
Replies: 62
Views: 3660

Re: (EE) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here

I mean, sure, the traditional type of heavy metal has lost most of its popularity, but it has given birth to so many subgenres and more subgenres keep being born from those subgenres. They may be "less metal" than traditional heavy metal by one definition[...] Personally I think they're all equally...
by alynnidalar
10 Feb 2020 05:04
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: The Sixth Conversation Thread
Replies: 292
Views: 23576

Re: The Sixth Conversation Thread

Ah, sangi, that's so hard. I'll add my sympathies to those the others have already expressed (more eloquently). I've enjoyed seeing pictures and hearing about His Holiness over the years!
by alynnidalar
30 Jan 2020 20:32
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: CONLANG RELAY XI
Replies: 162
Views: 7759

Re: CONLANG RELAY XI

Ring 1 went wild . Props to my extremely literal translation of the metaphor for bravery!! Yeah, haha, I included a note about that, but I think it ended up being at the very end of the torch, so I wondered how things would turn out. I completely missed that! I went back and checked, and yep it's t...
by alynnidalar
28 Jan 2020 22:30
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: CONLANG RELAY XI
Replies: 162
Views: 7759

Re: CONLANG RELAY XI

Ring 1 went wild . Props to my extremely literal translation of the metaphor for bravery!! Really interesting how the girlfriend disappeared in both cases... becoming the girlfriend of the speaker in Ring 1, then turning into a mere friend, then disappearing entirely from the original position. And ...
by alynnidalar
12 Jan 2020 19:11
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: CONLANG RELAY XI
Replies: 162
Views: 7759

Re: CONLANG RELAY XI

My translation is complete! Now I just have to somehow create a grammar guide that will be as pleasant and smooth for loglorn to work with as alynnidalar's was for me. This...is not likely to happen, but I'm going to try my level best. I should be able to pass it on tomorrow, or Monday at the lates...
by alynnidalar
09 Jan 2020 15:42
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: The Sixth Conversation Thread
Replies: 292
Views: 23576

Re: The Sixth Conversation Thread

Sal, do you have any post-1970 examples? There's a lot of books I can think of that do extensive footnotes for humor (Discworld and the Bartimaeus Trilogy immediately come to mind), but I'm not sure if that's the sort of thing you mean, or if you mean something more like The Princess Bride , where t...